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The United States showed satellite images allegedly proving the presence of Russia in Libya

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The United States showed satellite images allegedly proving the presence of Russia in Libya

The United States has once again accused Russia of finding Russian mercenaries from Wagner PMCs in Libya. As proof, the African Command of the US Armed Forces (AFRICOM) provided satellite imagery, allegedly filmed in Libyan territory. This is reported on the AFRICOM Twitter account.


The blurry images presented by AFRICOM at a briefing show military equipment allegedly belonging to the Russian PMC Wagner. The Americans are convinced that these pictures prove the fact that Moscow is supplying Russian mercenaries who are fighting in Libya on the side of Haftar's LNA.

The satellite imagery reportedly shows the positions of Russian mercenaries in Sirte and the Al-Khadim airbase near Benghazi. In the photo, the US military made out Tiger armored vehicles, Pantsir-S1 air defense missile systems, Il-76 military transport aircraft and Su-24 front-line bombers.


Russia continues to play a useless role in Libya, supplying materials and equipment to the Wagner group

- says AFRICOM.


At a briefing on the images, AFRICOM's Chief of Operations, Marine Corps Brigadier General Bradford Goering, said the types and quantities of equipment presented "demonstrate an intention to use capabilities for offensive warfare rather than for humanitarian assistance."

It is not reported how the general could determine this from the blurred images.
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https://twitter.com/USAfricaCommand
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  1. Victor_B
    Victor_B 25 July 2020 09: 31
    +4
    Someone has to exploit the latest technology.
    How the Arabs do this has long been known.
    And there the mercenaries are not mercenaries ... they are CONSULTANTS. For money, obviously.
    Theirtamnets!
    1. SRC P-15
      SRC P-15 25 July 2020 09: 44
      17
      The United States showed satellite images allegedly proving the presence of Russia in Libya

      Well, what's so surprising? Russia is raking you fancy stuff in Libya! We are introducing a no-fly zone, as you did before, but in our own way - in Russian! yes
      1. Vestnik
        Vestnik 25 July 2020 09: 50
        11
        Quote: СРЦ П-15
        Well, what's so surprising? Russia is raking you fancy stuff in Libya! We are introducing a no-fly zone, as you did before, but in our own way - in Russian!

        Well done Alexander good ..Your words, yes to our Foreign Ministry in the ears!
        Otherwise we always make excuses ...
        The West does not know what it has done! And now they all feel all the hatred on themselves. They try to get up on their knees, but it's too late ..
        Putin told you in Munich everything that awaits you. negative
      2. Observer2014
        Observer2014 25 July 2020 10: 04
        -1
        Quote: SRC P-15
        The United States showed satellite images allegedly proving the presence of Russia in Libya

        Well, what's so surprising? Russia is raking you fancy stuff in Libya! We are introducing a no-fly zone, as you did before, but in our own way - in Russian! yes
        yes By the way, as an option. And moreover sensibly. Without noise and dust, so to speak. We will look further.
        1. kot28.ru
          kot28.ru 25 July 2020 12: 19
          10
          and satellite images of Russian Bucks in Donbass are still shy to show hi6 years have passed and there are no pictures, although they, the Americans, say there are.
          1. Observer2014
            Observer2014 25 July 2020 12: 21
            -2
            Quote: kot28.ru
            and satellite images of Russian Bucks in Donbass are still shy to show hi

            Probably shy. There is nothing special to show. Pure psychology. And nothing else.
            1. kot28.ru
              kot28.ru 25 July 2020 12: 38
              +4
              Why is there nothing? Someone launched the rocket, they just feel uncomfortable to admit that Russia and the DPR have nothing to do with this. Because "there" is secret so that the performance characteristics are not disclosed, and "here" is not secret, but what about the performance characteristics? the Americans are lying!
          2. tralflot1832
            tralflot1832 25 July 2020 23: 55
            +1
            When an American satellite flew over Donbas, he suddenly “ran out of film.” And I wonder at this moment the Russian satellite was not hanging over Donbas? With all the ensuing consequences!
      3. lucul
        lucul 25 July 2020 10: 15
        13
        Well, what's so surprising?

        How that, surprisingly "quality" of pictures))))
        After all, as the liberals sang to us in the 80s and 90s, the amers' technique is so advanced that “you can even read the name of the newspaper from a satellite,” where we are before them. And then you see how, you can't see anything at all)))
        Liberals and lies are just brothers synonymous ...
        1. St Petrov
          St Petrov 25 July 2020 10: 42
          +3
          they have cool satellites and cool technology, these are not pictures from her.
          why? xs. can push me to get on.

          I think Russia must be in Libya. If not Russia, then who? And why, if someone else is obliged to be there, then without the Rossiyushka? It all came together.

          1. Nyrobsky
            Nyrobsky 25 July 2020 11: 51
            +5
            Quote: s-t Petrov
            can push me to get on.

            Here you have to write without the word - "may". They push me unambiguously. Interestingly, when in Libya, with some interval, they burned three Ukrainian IL-76s, which were transporting weapons for both the PNS and Haftar, the United States did not notice them point-blank, but here these witty people saw a Russian plane in the murky pictures.
            1. credo
              credo 25 July 2020 18: 39
              +4
              Quote: Nyrobsky
              Quote: s-t Petrov
              can push me to get on.

              Here you have to write without the word - "may". They push me unambiguously. Interestingly, when in Libya, with some interval, they burned three Ukrainian IL-76s, which were transporting weapons for both the PNS and Haftar, the United States did not notice them point-blank, but here these witty people saw a Russian plane in the murky pictures.

              With the same success, the United States could take a picture of the territory of Ukraine or any other country in the world where Soviet aircraft and other military equipment are operated and declare that there are illegal Russian paramilitary groups because the United States decided so.
              Nothing new, the same American way of blaming anyone but yourself for all mortal sins.
        2. halpat
          halpat 25 July 2020 12: 25
          +1
          Quote: lucul
          Well, what's so surprising?

          How that, surprisingly "quality" of pictures))))
          After all, as the liberals sang to us in the 80s and 90s, the amers' technique is so advanced that “you can even read the name of the newspaper from a satellite,” where we are before them. And then you see how, you can't see anything at all)))
          Liberals and lies are just brothers synonymous ...

          I heard that the images are specially “roughened” so that the true capabilities of the shooting equipment are not understood.
          Well, be that as it may, true or not with deliberate "coarseness", this does not add credibility to the published pictures.
          And now I have another question: A patsir between two Su-24s, is he disguised as such? wink
        3. tralflot1832
          tralflot1832 26 July 2020 00: 00
          0
          This is not quality, the quality is reserved for military units in Russia. I was stunned by the quality on the Kola Peninsula, especially in the Severomorsk region. Yes, there is something to see almost everywhere.
        4. Bender Transdanubia
          Bender Transdanubia 26 July 2020 14: 15
          0
          Satellite "images" of the United States strongly resemble Google Earth maps)) Americans do not indicate the location, so forgery)
      4. open
        open 25 July 2020 11: 59
        -7
        First in Syria, enter a no-field zone ...
  2. Irek
    Irek 25 July 2020 09: 32
    +2
    They painted it on a computer and issued it for satellite images, only defective people believe you.
    1. military_cat
      military_cat 25 July 2020 11: 15
      -2
      Do you think Russia is not engaged in defending its geopolitical interests abroad?
      1. kot28.ru
        kot28.ru 25 July 2020 12: 23
        +5
        Why then did they not provide satellite images of the launch from the air defense missile system against the Boeing in 2014 in Ukraine? Is it secret, here it is? Or was it a Ukrainian Buk? That means they lie!
        1. military_cat
          military_cat 25 July 2020 13: 38
          -4
          Missile launches are removed by another system, thermal imaging, more complex. They also did not declassify the images of the launch of the air defense missile system against Boeing in Iran, but Iran does not deny that he shot down.
          1. kot28.ru
            kot28.ru 25 July 2020 14: 13
            +4
            In general, they have nothing in this regard for Russia in Donbass. hi
  3. Igoresha
    Igoresha 25 July 2020 09: 34
    +6
    and if they are present, why not
  4. Russ
    Russ 25 July 2020 09: 39
    +3
    Allegedly ... yes it would interfere ... wassat
  5. tralflot1832
    tralflot1832 25 July 2020 09: 40
    +5
    Shut up! We look in silence and envy! And Egypt has nothing to do with it! I am proud of this composer !!!
    1. rotfuks
      rotfuks 25 July 2020 10: 16
      +1
      As for "shut up", who are you talking to? Can you take haloperidol? Otherwise, you have obvious problems with upbringing and communication culture.
  6. askort154
    askort154 25 July 2020 09: 40
    +8
    The United States has once again accused Russia of finding Russian mercenaries from Wagner PMCs in Libya.

    Better show satellite images which US units are in Syria, Iraq, Ukraine and ....!
    And most importantly - on what basis.
  7. svp67
    svp67 25 July 2020 09: 42
    11
    It is strange to hear such accusations from a country whose army is in many countries, without even asking their legitimate governments for permission to do so ...
  8. Well done
    Well done 25 July 2020 09: 44
    10
    So what? Even so. What do they reproach us for? They don't notice the log in their own eye.
    1. Vestnik
      Vestnik 25 July 2020 09: 54
      +8
      Quote: Welldone
      So what? Even so. What do they reproach us for? They don't notice the log in their own eye.

      We will place a military base in Venezuela or Cuba and such screams of fear will begin ..))))
      So everything is still ahead .. Prepare donuts with jam and amersa diapers ..
      1. St Petrov
        St Petrov 25 July 2020 10: 47
        -1
        Volodya said that there is no sense in general in the bases near the United States. We will get it like that.
        There, if only intelligence and engaging

        although you need a rocket to tone. so that at least not just crowing at us.
        1. Vestnik
          Vestnik 25 July 2020 12: 26
          0
          Quote: s-t Petrov
          Volodya said that there is no sense in general in the bases near the United States. We will get it like that.
          There, if only intelligence and engaging

          Well, basically true .. wink
          Quote: s-t Petrov
          although you need a rocket to tone. so that at least not just crowing at us.

          And I mean it!
          But our children, our grandchildren draw such drawings .. There is something to think about! wassat
        2. Simargl
          Simargl 26 July 2020 06: 45
          0
          Quote: s-t Petrov
          there is generally no sense in the bases near the United States. We will get it like that.
          There's a meaning. Repair, material support on long trips. Well, the expansion of influence in the region. It is not the United States itself to press, but their potential or current "wards".
  9. Prisoner
    Prisoner 25 July 2020 09: 49
    +8
    "... In the photo, the American military saw armored vehicles" Tiger ", ZRPK" Pantsir-C1 ", military transport aircraft Il-76 and front-line bombers Su-24 ..." (c) what Complete mess! I'll say a banality, but without a box of vodka, balalaikas and jars of pickles piled in a heap, the photo is not convincing.
    1. aszzz888
      aszzz888 25 July 2020 11: 51
      +3
      The Captive (Airat) Today, 09:49
      +4
      "... In the photo, the American military saw armored vehicles" Tiger ", ZRPK" Pantsir-S1 ", military transport aircraft Il-76 and front-line bombers Su-24 ..." (c) what Complete mess! I'll say a banality, but without a box of vodka, piled up balalaikas and jars of pickles, the photo is not convincing.
      And to make it more convincing - a piece of pipe from Nord Stream 2. wink
  10. DNJoni
    DNJoni 25 July 2020 09: 56
    +5
    The main thing is to blurt out something weighty.
    Then cite a couple of statements from the left-wing accounts (maybe their own) and an irrefutable fact of Russia's aggressiveness was created.
    Scammers, one word
  11. Rusland
    Rusland 25 July 2020 09: 57
    +5
    "How the general was able to determine this from the blurry images is not reported."

    Apparently the general got into circulation, under some circumstances, in short, behaves like a pig in oranges.
  12. Sidor Amenpodestovich
    Sidor Amenpodestovich 25 July 2020 10: 01
    +4
    It is not reported how the general could determine this from the blurred images.

    "Mom klyanus, huh? .."
  13. APASUS
    APASUS 25 July 2020 10: 02
    +6
    I don’t believe that the US command uses such blurry images. You can’t see the bears drinking vodka at the airport. laughing laughing laughing
    1. aszzz888
      aszzz888 25 July 2020 11: 52
      +4
      APASUS (Pavo) Today, 10:02 PM
      +3
      I do not believe that the US command uses such blurry images.You can't see the bears drinking vodka at the airport laughing laughing laughing
      At this time they went to the shop for vodka. laughing
      1. D16
        D16 25 July 2020 15: 53
        +2
        At this time they went to the shop for vodka.

        So the balalaikas would be left. What to carry with you? laughing
  14. newcomer
    newcomer 25 July 2020 10: 06
    +3
    Yok mokaryok, well, the name of this Yankee_ Goering. Reading this name, I feel bad feelings.
    1. aszzz888
      aszzz888 25 July 2020 11: 55
      +3
      newbie (garik) Today, 10: 06
      +1
      Yok mokaryok, well, the name of this Yankee_ Goering. Reading this name, I feel bad feelings.
      It is what it is. Maybe the remaining relative will not be surprised. Merikatosnya dragged many and many of that public to itself.
      1. newcomer
        newcomer 25 July 2020 11: 56
        +2
        And I’m talking about this, colleague. At the genetic level, the "hair" stood on end.
  15. businessv
    businessv 25 July 2020 10: 12
    +3
    The United States has once again accused Russia of finding Russian mercenaries from Wagner PMCs in Libya.
    Healthy again! Now what? If the whole world starts accusing the minke whales of their illegal presence in some regions of the world, and the minke whales respond to this, then they will have no time to fight!
  16. Cyril G ...
    Cyril G ... 25 July 2020 10: 36
    +1
    So what did Herr Goering want to say? Easy to jump ?! Or run into rudeness?
  17. Igor Polovodov
    Igor Polovodov 25 July 2020 10: 38
    +2
    Not in the subject, but let it be better to show satellite images of the Americans on the moon!
  18. rocket757
    rocket757 25 July 2020 10: 42
    +1
    It is clear that they will try to visit all the "dogs" for anyone .... although they have something to be "proud of" in this field of activity. Traces of their "works" can be found wherever possible and seemingly impossible.
  19. Alien From
    Alien From 25 July 2020 10: 46
    +2
    Brigadier General Bradford Goering ... wow, he rubs like Goebbels!
  20. Zaurbek
    Zaurbek 25 July 2020 10: 52
    +2
    Why blame the Russian Federation? And who should blame the Russian Federation? Who has this authority? Generally . in order to discourage American and Israeli "comrades" from publishing images of our facilities or those close to ours, it is necessary to publish detailed images of American and Israeli facilities at BV. I don't understand why they don't do that!
  21. Piramidon
    Piramidon 25 July 2020 10: 54
    +2
    military transport aircraft Il-76

    So far, before that, 3 Ukrainian aircraft were accurately recorded there.

  22. zwlad
    zwlad 25 July 2020 11: 16
    +3
    Poor Yankees, that golden time has passed when Russia asked permission when and where to send its troops, advisers and PMCs.
    And the saddest thing is that waving the test tube no longer works.
  23. Aleks2000
    Aleks2000 25 July 2020 11: 27
    -2
    Everything is correct. The technique should work.

    It is a pity that our snot is chewed and no pictures of YUSA will be published. But this is for Politics and Shoigu, who usually appreciates cooperation with the United States.
    1. Piramidon
      Piramidon 25 July 2020 16: 52
      0
      Quote: Alex2000
      But this is to Politics and Shoigu, who highly appreciates cooperation with the United States, usually

      Can you be more specific? What exactly does it cooperate in?
      1. Aleks2000
        Aleks2000 25 July 2020 20: 37
        0
        Search for yourself.
        Three times I ran into the news on "Shoingu praised cooperation with the Americans in Syria ... in the fight against terrorism .... somewhere else ....". I didn't specifically look for it, so there should be even more of this if you search ...
  24. Amorphis
    Amorphis 25 July 2020 12: 08
    0
    Probably from the satellite on the exhaust (fumes) from the cabins of the equipment they realized that the Russians))))
  25. Alexfly
    Alexfly 25 July 2020 12: 09
    0
    In my opinion, the Pantsir serves to protect the delivery of humanitarian supplies to airfields, where an enemy attack is possible. The presence of the SU-24 only indicates that the enemy has modern means of attack, and this requires means of preventive protection. And nothing more. And ghto is chirping about the attack? Are not the aggressors themselves?
  26. Knell wardenheart
    Knell wardenheart 25 July 2020 12: 24
    -3
    What is the benefit of the Russian Federation from sponsoring / supporting one of the parties in the long-term Libyan civil conflict? And who are we betting on - Haftar? The Marshal is the same age as Gaddafi, sand is already pouring out of him, and all his promises and preferences will be irrelevant if the struggle drags on or if he dies and is replaced by a receiver.
    1. D16
      D16 25 July 2020 16: 08
      0
      What is the benefit of the Russian Federation from sponsoring / supporting one of the parties in the long-term Libyan civil conflict?

      What does Russia have to do with it? We are talking about PMCs. That is, this is a commercial project sponsored by third countries, most likely the UAE. Russia is getting buns along the way from preventing Turkey from accessing Libyan oil and cutting back on its exports. Haftar will die, another will be appointed, but the status quo will depend on the presence of a Russian PMC. They will be there as long as there are paying clients.
  27. Yaro Polk
    Yaro Polk 25 July 2020 13: 20
    0
    It would be better to show who shot down MCH17.
  28. K-50
    K-50 25 July 2020 13: 36
    +1
    This moment surprises me all the time. From the satellites you can see almost the number of the car, but when it comes to some evidence against Russia, well, it happens to other countries, the satellite images immediately become indistinct, blurry, blurred and with other garbage that does not contribute to more detailed evidence ...
    Our campaign learned to influence satellites and their equipment directly by their presence in the frame. fellow lol
  29. aleks neym_2
    aleks neym_2 25 July 2020 13: 41
    +1
    And there are no blurry pictures of Boeing in Ukraine ???
  30. Gar
    Gar 25 July 2020 16: 25
    -2
    In the pictures, near the objects under study, one can see inscriptions in Russian, in large letters on the sand - "Russian positions" with the signs - Sickle and Hammer.
  31. fa2998
    fa2998 25 July 2020 16: 29
    -2
    Quote: SRC P-15
    The United States showed satellite images allegedly proving the presence of Russia in Libya

    Well, what's so surprising? Russia is raking you fancy stuff in Libya! We are introducing a no-fly zone, as you did before, but in our own way - in Russian! yes

    Maybe we'd better bring in Syria first? There are our troops, ships, planes. There, the Israelis fly as masters and others. And they bomb.
  32. Tank jacket
    Tank jacket 25 July 2020 18: 02
    -1
    I wonder when the United States will show satellite images of the Malaysian Boeing MH-17 dated July 17, 2014?
  33. Gennady Fomkin
    Gennady Fomkin 25 July 2020 18: 08
    0
    laughing If the United States is so big-eyed, then they probably saw who shot down the Malaysian laughing Boeing over Ukraine.
  34. Gennady Fomkin
    Gennady Fomkin 25 July 2020 18: 13
    0
    As far as I can tell, the main slogan in international relations for the past few years has been "We don't care." Our amers poke their noses into the illegal presence and theft of oil in Syria - they do not care. They undertook to point out something to us - it is the same for us. They showed and wrote what they had invented.laughing

    The ethics of international relations has been completely lost, because we cannot agree, and when suddenly it turns out (extremely rarely), contracts do not last long. -Nothing serious, gentlemen! Let's disperse! laughing
  35. Bender Transdanubia
    Bender Transdanubia 26 July 2020 13: 26
    0
    Satellite "images" of the United States strongly resemble Google Earth maps)) Americans do not indicate the location, so forgery)
  36. Andrey Krasnoyarsky
    Andrey Krasnoyarsky 26 July 2020 15: 29
    0
    Brigadier Goering probably has the best eyesight in the world. I managed to see the logo of PMC Wagner in black and white photographs, where some kind of technique could hardly be distinguished. Probably there were also documents in the open form, where it was clearly stated that this entire powerful technique was intended for Wagner. The most interesting thing is that formally PMC Wagner does not exist. Private military companies are not allowed in Russia, and this company is not registered in any country in the world. That is, it is there, but it seems to be not there. And then it turns out that it is packed with equipment that not every army in the world has. And one more strange moment: according to various sources, Wagner's group consists of 1500 to 2000 fighters. That is, militarily, the forces are rather insignificant. But if you believe the Western media and especially American generals, this Wagner trolls the whole world. Either fear has big eyes, or a tale about the sinister and omnipotent Wagner is needed in order for NATO fighters to cover up their own crimes and world robbery.